Baked Beef Ziti (5 Points)

Baked Beef Ziti (5 Points)

3 reviews, 3.3 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

POINTS? Value: 5

Servings: 8

Preparation Time: 25 min

Cooking Time: 50 min

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

"This recipe is quick and easy to make. I substituted the beef with chopped precooked chicken breast. "


12 ounces uncooked ziti
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves Garlic
1/3 pound Ground beef; lean
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon Dried thyme
1 teaspoon Rosemary
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
28 ounce Tomatoes; crushed
1 cup Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese

Original recipe makes 8



Preheat oven to 350F.

* Cook pasta according to package directions without added fat or salt; drain and set aside.

* Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add garlic and saute 2 minutes. Add beef and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 3 to 5 minutes; drain off any fat and return pan to heat.

* Add oregano, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper; stir to coat beef. Cook until herbs become fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

* Spoon a small amount of tomato mixture into the bottom of a 4-quart casserole dish (just enough to cover the surface). Top with half of the cooked ziti and then layer with half of the remaining tomato sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese. Layer remaining ziti on top and top with remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Yields about 1 cup per serving.


I would add more tomatoes.

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This recipe is quick and easy to make. I substituted the beef with chopped precooked chicken breast.
jennifergelofflee 3y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
frogn 8y ago

I would add more tomatoes. [I posted this recipe.]
frogn 8y ago

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